SAN MATEO, Calif. — February 4, 2010 —NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, today announced operating results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.
Total revenue for the year was $166.5 million, a year-over-year increase of 9%. Total revenue for the fourth quarter was $43.0 million. Revenue from the Americas for the fourth quarter of 2009 was $35.0 million, while revenue from international regions was $8.0 million. NetSuite added approximately 295 new customers in the fourth quarter.
On a GAAP basis, net loss for the fourth quarter of 2009 was $6.5 million, or $(0.10) per share, compared to a net loss of $4.5 million, or $(0.07) per share in the fourth quarter of 2008. On a GAAP basis, net loss for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $23.3 million, or $(0.38) per share, compared to a net loss of $15.9 million, or $(0.26) per share in 2008. GAAP operating loss for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $23.5 million, compared to a GAAP operating loss of $18.4 million in 2008.
Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2009 was $1.3 million, or $0.02 per share, as compared to a non-GAAP net income of $534,000, or $0.01 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2008. Non-GAAP net income for the year ended December 31, 2009 improved 236% to $3.4 million, or $0.05 per share, compared to a non-GAAP net loss of $2.5 million, or $(0.04) per share in 2008. Non-GAAP operating income for the year ended December 31, 2009 was $3.2 million, compared to a non-GAAP operating loss of $5.0 million in 2008.
Items presented on a non-GAAP basis exclude expenses related to stock-based compensation, the amortization of intangible assets, and transaction costs for business combinations. A reconciliation of GAAP net income/(loss) to non-GAAP net income/(loss) and GAAP operating income/(loss) to non-GAAP operating income/(loss) is provided below in a table immediately following the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, along with an explanation of why these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors and how they are used by management.
“In a year that saw many of our ERP competitors’ sales decline, NetSuite achieved record financial results,” said Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite. “Our ten year head start in delivering cloud computing business applications bodes well for us in 2010 as companies continue to move their core business applications from 1990’s style client-server offerings to NetSuite solutions that have cloud computing at their core.
In conjunction with this announcement, NetSuite will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PST (5:00 p.m. EST) today to discuss the company’s fourth quarter and fiscal 2009 financial results. A live audio webcast and replay of the call, together with detailed financial information, will be available in the Investor Relations section of NetSuite’s Web site at www.netsuite.com/investors. The live call can be accessed by dialing 877-419-6593 (U.S.) or 719-325-4793 (outside the U.S.) and referencing passcode: 319-4008. A replay of the call can also be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 (U.S.) or 719-457-0820 (outside the U.S.), and referencing passcode: 319-4008.
NetSuite Inc. is a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites for mid-sized businesses and divisions of large enterprises. NetSuite enables companies to manage core key business operations in a single system, which includes accounting/ERP, customer relationship management (CRM), and Ecommerce. NetSuite’s patent-pending “real-time dashboard” technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information. For more information about NetSuite, please visit www.netsuite.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and NetSuite’s scheduled conference call contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 relating to, among other things, expectations, plans, prospects and financial results for NetSuite, including, but not limited to, our stated expectation for products, market demand, future earnings, revenue and market share growth. These forward-looking statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of NetSuite’s management as of the date of this conference call, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made during the conference call will be based on information available to the Company as of the date thereof, and NetSuite disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: the market for on-demand services may develop more slowly than expected or than it has in the past; continued adverse and unpredictable macro-economic conditions or reduced investments in on-demand applications and information technology spending; quarterly operating results may fluctuate more than expected; unexpected disruptions of service at the Company’s data center may occur; a security breach may impact operations; risks associated with material defects or errors in the Company’s software or the effect of undetected computer viruses could impact operations; the risk of technological developments and innovations by others; our ability to successfully identify other businesses and technologies for acquisition that will complement our business and the ability to successfully acquire and integrate those businesses and technologies; the risk of loss of power or disruption in Internet service; failure to manage growth; failure to protect and enforce our intellectual property rights; the ability to manage operations when faced with competitive pricing and marketing strategies by competitors or changing macro-economic conditions; the risk of losing key employees; increased demands on employees and costs associated with operating as a public company; evolving government regulation of the Internet and Ecommerce; changes to current accounting rules; and general political or destabilizing events, including war, conflict or acts of terrorism; and other risks and uncertainties.
Customers who purchase our services should make sure the decisions are based on features that are currently available. Please be advised that any unreleased services or features from NetSuite referenced in today’s discussion or other public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all.
For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to the risk factors discussed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including but not limited to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 13, 2009, and any subsequently filed reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. All documents are available through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system (“EDGAR”) at www.sec.gov or NetSuite’s Web site at www.netsuite.com.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
The Company’s stated results include certain non-GAAP financial measures, including non-GAAP operating income/(loss), net income/(loss), weighted average shares outstanding, and net income/(loss) per share. Non-GAAP net income/(loss) excludes expenses related to stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets and transaction costs for business combinations. Non-GAAP net income/(loss) excludes these expenses as they are often excluded by other companies to help investors understand the operational performance of their business, and in the case of stock-based compensation, can be difficult to predict. The Company believes these adjustments provide useful comparative information to investors.
The Company considers these non-GAAP financial measures to be important because they provide useful measures of the operating performance of the Company and are used by the Company’s management for that purpose. In addition, investors often use measures such as these to evaluate the operating performance of a company. Non-GAAP results are presented for supplemental informational purposes only for understanding the Company’s operating results. The non-GAAP results should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies.
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